24- Licensure Code
All reading courses with RDG prefix, coursework for teaching of reading or any literacy courses that are reading methods coursework. This includes the teaching of writing.
Beginning Teacher Pathway
Beginning teachers adding the endorsement to an initial license must satisfy the requirements for the license which include 24-36 semester hours in reading, and
- Passage of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Teaching Reading: K-12 from PRAXIS.
Teacher with Existing License Pathway
Teachers seeking to add the endorsement to an existing NM teaching license of any level can either:
- Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in reading (12 of the hours must be upper division credit if adding the endorsement to a secondary or pre k-12 specialty license); or
- Pass the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Teaching Reading: K-12 from PRAXIS or
- Be certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in reading.